One of the key ideas behind the science of space mining is for space travelers to be able to use resources as they go, rather than bringing them along on ...

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U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence has announced that the United States plans to establish a “Space Force.” President Donald Trump endorsed the announcement in a follow-up tweet. The response was mixed: Some support, some pushback. The topic also became fodder for late-night TV shows. The U.S. says it’s establishing Space ...

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LOGAN, Utah — A proposed standard announced at a conference last week seeks to provide the same launch flexibility for larger smallsats currently enjoyed by cubesats. The Launch Unit, or Launch-U, standard announced by the Aerospace Corporation Aug. 6 defines a physical standard for spacecraft weighing dozens of kilograms to ...

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It's unclear exactly why American officials are so worked up about a Russian satellite's recent activities, experts say. On Tuesday (Aug. 14), a high-ranking member of the U.S. State Department raised concerns about the satellite, describing its on-orbit behavior as "very abnormal" and implying that it could be a ...

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — A massive cylindrical habitat may one day house up to four astronauts as they make the trek to deep space. Lockheed Martin gave a first look at what one of these habitats might look like Thursday at the Kennedy Space Center, where the aerospace giant is under ...

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Auditors looked at the Air Force Space Command’s supply chain risk management program for four systems. They found problems across the board. WASHINGTON — An audit by the Defense Department’s inspector general office found security  cracks in the supply chain of four critical military space programs. As a result, an adversary ...

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WASHINGTON — Canadian remote sensing company UrtheCast says it has sufficient resources to cover the $20 million purchase of analytics firm Geosys from U.S. dairy giant Land O’Lakes. Urthecast, which is in the midst of a restructuring in pursuit of becoming profitable, lost $10 million for the three months ending ...

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exactEarth Launches The World’s First Global, Persistent Real-Time Satellite AIS Service. ...

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Millennium Space Systems’ expertise in small-satellite development “perfectly complements Boeing’s existing satellite portfolio and will allow us to meet the needs of a diverse customer set,” Leanne Caret, chief executive of Boeing’s defense, space and security sector, said in a statement Thursday. ...

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NovaSAR-1 and SSTL S1-4 in flight cases at SSTL, August 2018. Photo: SSTL Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL) signed an agreement with Antrix Corporation, the commercial arm ...

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